Pochettino urges troops to “keep going”

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Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino urged his players to keep going after we moved back into the top four with a 1-0 win over Arsenal in the North London derby at Wembley.

Harry Kane’s 49th-minute header proved the winner as we moved into third place, above Chelsea and seven points clear of the auld enemy.

Coupled with the win over Manchester United and last weekend’s draw at Liverpool, leaves us with seven points from nine against three of our closest rivals ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League round-of-16 first leg at Juventus.

“We are doing a fantastic job,” Pochettino told ESPN. “I’m so pleased because this is a key period when you have to fight the battles, you need to fight for the top four and the three points. We are in the battle.Then comes the Champions League, a competition that excites our fans and us. Always, you dream of playing in these type of games. We arrive in a very good moment.

He added: “I think it’s important for the belief of the team, for the confidence. You know very well that football is about trust, confidence and belief. A clean sheet against United and again here today, I think we deserved more against Liverpool but we took the draw.We feel very proud. The performance was amazing, fantastic. We played amazing football, we created a lot of chances. I’m very pleased with the players and they deserved full credit. I thought they were fantastic. I want to congratulate them and keep going.”

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